Our baby girl sure is growing!
Today we had the chance to “see” our baby girl again! I had my 30 week appointment, which also meant a “growth” ultrasound where we saw that she is as healthy as can be! What a BLESSING! One. Step. Closer. Each. Step. A. Miracle.
She was pretty active (not surprised)! We could see her moving her eyes and blinking, covering her face with her hands, and just livin’ life in the womb!
We also learned that yes, she will be taking after her mother – with her long legs. Dan is tall, but not as “disproportioned” as I am (I have a 37″ inseam). Dan on the other hand is 2 inches taller than me, but only a 34″ inseam, which means that we have a 5 inch difference, all in leg. Well, our daughter is probably going to be falling into the steps of her mother, as she was in the 98 percentile for femur length! When the doctor found her leg, he said “and we’ve got some long legs, which I’m not surprised” and then to see the measurement come in at 98%? That means her “leg growth” is 4 1/2 weeks ahead (measuring at 34 1/2 weeks) of where I am right now – imagine how long they will be when I actually give birth to her! The thing is, everyone has been joking that once I get past the head, it’s just going to be all leg – well, that is now confirmed at this point to be true!
She also weights 4 lbs. 2 oz., which makes her a little larger than average, but nothing to be concerned about (lets be honest, we knew she was going to be a big girl :)). Her head is also measuring a little above normal, but again, it’s just fine. My doctor estimates she’ll be at least an 8 lb. baby, which I’ll take any day, considering what she weighs now! But like he said too, she’ll just be all leg. Can you imagine what’s going through her head? Wondering why in the world there is so much leg in there? Her feet are going to be above her head – forget her sucking on her toes – they’ll be too long! Ah…just can’t wait to meet this little girl!
I am also doing very well. Doctor said it’ll take awhile to get over this sinus pressure and it may not go away until after I have her. But that is just fine with me. He suggested a decongestant to help. The sinus pressure doesn’t effect her at all and that’s all I care about! My weight gain and blood pressure are spot on and so is my abdominal circumference. So even though she is bigger, I am measuring to the day, what I should. So where she is? No idea :). On the printout it does say my estimated due date is March 3 (instead of March 17), but the doctor is not changing it my date at this point. So this girl could make an appearance at any point then in those 2 weeks I figure!
What a blessing it was to see this precious gift again! We are so giddy every time we get to see her and can’t stop talking about her.